USAID SCHEP collection
The USAID SCHEP Collection currently houses nearly 5,000 selected photographs from the first four years of ACOR’s USAID-funded Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP). This collection, which is the first born-digital collection and the first collection with fully bilingual English and Arabic metadata in the ACOR Digital Archive, showcases SCHEP-supported site development work at nine sites throughout Jordan, highlighting modern conservation methods and local community involvement. It also includes photographic documentation of awareness, capacity-building, and tourism development activities, as well as special events such as conferences, lectures, and site launches. Sustainability and knowledge-sharing are key components of SCHEP, and the aim of this collection is to help ensure that SCHEP’s work and its methodology are preserved and made accessible to all for many years to come.
The Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP) is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the American Center of Research (ACOR). To learn more about the project, see www.usaidschep.org.